Kellie Thompson Shiley 1st Annual 5K & Family Fun Run

Sunday, September 22, 2013 @ 9:00 AM (EDT)
Chesapeake Heritage Center 425 Piney Narrows Road ChesterMD  21619
Sunday, September 22, 2013 @ 9:00 AM (EDT)
Chesapeake Heritage Center 425 Piney Narrows Road ChesterMD  21619

About This Activity

Our mission is to honor Kellie Thompson Shiley’s competitive spirit and love of physical fitness, family, and friends by holding an annual 5k and Family Fun Run on Maryland’s beautiful Eastern Shore. All proceeds will benefit the Kellie Thompson Shiley Family Trust, which was established to ensure support for her three children.

Online Registration is closed to the Public

We have had such an overwhelming response to the race that the race is now closed to the general public. The race registration is only open to our current sponsors. Thank you for your support!

Refund Policy

Rain or Shine and all payments are non-refundable for any reason.

Start Times

Bib and Time Chip/Packet pick up begin at 8am
Start Times
9:00am for 5k Run/Walk
9:15am for 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk

Age Group and Award Structure:

Awards going to the top male and female in each age group plus overall male and female time.16 and under17-3031-4546-6060 and over




Strollers are allowed on the trail. We strongly recommend a sturdy jogging stroller for the 1-mile fun trail walk.
No bikes or dogs will be allowed on the trail.
Kids t-shirts will be available for $10. Please bring cash or checks to purchase.
The walk from the parking lot to the race start line is approximately 10 mins., so please plan accordingly.


Park at the Kent Narrows Center
Directions listed below

Directions From DC and Points West

Take US-50 East towards the Bay Bridge
Take exit 41 for Main St/MD-18 toward Kent Narrows West
Turn left at Main St/MD-18
Turn left at Piney Narrows Rd
Turn Right on Piney Narrows Rd.
Turn Left into parking lot for the Kent Narrows Center (Cross Island Trail)

From Baltimore and Points North

295 S/Russell follow 295 South
exit onto 695 E toward Key Bridge/Glen Burnie
exit 4 merge onto 97 S toward Bay Bridge/Annapolis
Take 665 exit to Aris T Allen Blvd
Keep left at the fork follow signs for Bay Bridge/ merge onto US-301 N/US-50 E
Take 50 East towards the Bay Bridge
Take exit 41 for Main St/18 to Kent Narrows West
left at Main St/18
left at Piney Narrows Rd
Right on Piney Narrows Rd.
Left into parking lot Kent Narrows Center

From Points East of Kent Island

Take Ocean Gateway/US-50 West
Take the ramp onto US-301 S/US-50 West
Take exit 41 toward Main St/MD-18/Kent Narrows West
Merge onto Piney Narrows Rd.
Turn left to stay on Piney Narrows Rd.
Turn left info parking lot for the Kent Narrows Center (Cross Island Trail)

The post race celebration will be at the
Jetty Restaurant & Dock Bar
201 Wells Cove Road
Grasonville, MD 21638
Bring in your race bib after the event and get a FREE beer. There will also be raffle items at the Jetty!

Kellie Thompson Shiley was just 31 years old when she unexpectedly passed away after complications from giving birth to her twin daughters in July of 2012. She also left behind a loving husband and 2-year-old son. She was a one of a kind person who touched so many lives and continues to inspire many. She was an accomplished scholar-athlete, trusted and hysterical friend, determined and driven co-worker, loving and supportive sister, aunt, and daughter, loyal cousin and niece, and most importantly amazing wife and mother. Her strength, sense of humor, and voice are unforgettable.

Holding an annual event in her honor that combines so many of her loves is just one way for those who knew her or her story to annually celebrate her life as well as help her children have the lives that she hoped and dreamed they would. We hope you will support this mission and event that means so much to so many.


$30. 12 and under participants are free!

Online Donations
Click here to donate to The Kellie Thompson Shiley Fund 5k

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